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Skyline Sightseeing San Francisco: Hop-on, Hop-off & Alcatraz Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    Hop-On Hop-Off Tour – 2 days. 1 loop: approx. 2 hours 
    Alcatraz Island Tour: Varies

  • Start time

    Hop-On Hop-Off Tour – 10am to 5pm, buses run every 30-60 minutes

    Alcatraz Island Tour – exact departure time will be provided upon reconfirming your tour with the operator.

  • Meeting Point

    Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Night Tour: Make your way to 99 Jefferson Street (at the corner of Mason Street).

    Alcatraz Island Tour: The tour starts at Pier 33 (Fisherman's Wharf)

  • Ending Point


Key Highlights

  • Hop on and off at top San Francisco attractions and explore at your own pace
  • Discover the infinite charms of San Francisco with this super-value package
  • Explore San Francisco with the help of multilingual audio commentary on board
  • Enjoy 48 hours hop on hop off access to the Official City Tour
  • Cross the Golden Gate Bridge on an open top bus
  • Visit the notorious island of Alcatraz, the federal prison that had been home to Al Capone
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!


The great value pack combines the best San Francisco experiences into one - a hop-on, hop-off bus tour across San Francisco, a Chinatown Walking Tour and a visit to the historic Alcatraz Island. 

San Francisco hop-on, hop-off bus tour

Discover the stunning City By The Bay at your own pace with fantastic views from the top deck of an open-top bus. Hop on and off as you wish to visit the attractions of your choice - from Chinatown to the Palace of Fine Arts, while enjoying multilingual audio commentary in multiple languages on board. Hop on and off at any of the stops and customize your sightseeing itinerary according to your preferences. 

Attractions Covered on the Bus Tours

  • Golden Gate Bridge    
  • Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39
  • Palace of Fine Arts
  • Golden Gate Park
  • Haight/Ashbury
  • City Hall
  • Chinatown Gate

Alcatraz Audio Guided Tour

Also known as 'The Rock', the federal prison once established on Alcatraz Island is synonymous with notorious bank robbers and murderers like Al Capone, 'Machine Gun' Kelly, and the 'Birdman of Alcatraz', Robert Stroud. Now empty, and managed by the National Park Service, you can explore the infamous facility on a 45-minute audio tour "Doing Time: The Alcatraz Cellhouse Tour" featuring prisoners and correctional officers who used to live and work on Alcatraz.

Note: The specific departure time for your ferry ride to Alcatraz Island will be provided to you upon redeeming your voucher.


  • 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Pass
  • Ferry to/from Alcatraz Island (with a set departure time)
  • Award winning self-guided Alcatraz audio tour in various languages
  • Orientation Video presented by the Discovery Channel on Alcatraz
  • Chinatown Walking Tour
  • Audio commentary on the bus in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Portuguese


  • Admission to attractions, unless specified

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Please note

Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

This voucher must be redeemed with Local Tour Operator, no later than 72 hours prior to departure by checking in online via:  

IMPORTANT: The departure time is allocated automatically and will be provided upon reconfirming the tour with the operator a few days prior to departure. The set time slot cannot be changed. We recommend keeping your day flexible until you receive your confirmed departure time.

Once you reach Alcatraz Island you can stay as long as you like; ferries return approx. every 30 minutes.

The date chosen upon booking will be the date for your Alcatraz tour; the Hop-On Hop-Off pass is flexible and you can start the bus tour at any time.

Hop-on, hop-off bus routes, and timings are subject to change. The updated map will be available on the bus.

San Francisco is a functioning city and weather, traffic, and events may occasionally cause disruption.

Please carry a valid photo ID with you.

No refunds will be given for no-shows or missed ferry departures.

Wheelchairs can be collapsed down and stored on the bus but the buses are not equipped with ramps and therefore passengers would need to walk up 2 steps.

Customer Reviews

  • Carolyn Murray

    Easy to find online and buy

  • John Mander

    Would have liked more opportunities though was only able to a cess the bus for one day not two

  • Maria Kimball

    Great way to see the city.

    Canada 06/06/2019

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